Monday, May 19, 2003

Big scary story about the big, scary Total Information Awareness program with the big, totally scary emblem:

The avowed goal of Total Information Awareness is to mine data about every single person in the United States of America (and, probably, abroad) in order to find terrorist suspects. The old motto of the Information Awareness Office of DARPA (the department behind the TIA project) is Scientia Est Potentia, which translates to Knowledge is Power.

This, my friends, is scary — especially when you combine it with what the Bush Administration does to "terrorist suspects". They lock them up indefinitely without access to an attorney or the ability to challenge their detention.

All right, already. I'm frightened enough....